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Publisher: Quality Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-1-906552-56-5Pages: 251Language: English
In chess the Caro-Kann opening is one of Black’s most reliable answers to 1.e4. It is a regular favorite of elite players, who know that computer-aided preparation now threatens the sharpest lines of the Sicilian or Ruy Lopez (at the very least with a forced draw). The Caro-Kann is less susceptible to such forcing lines – Black sets out to equalize in the opening, and win the game later. Grandmaster Lars Schandorff reveals a bulletproof chess opening repertoire and lucidly explains how Black should play the middle and endgame.
Lars Schandorff is a chess grandmaster from Denmark who is renowned for his opening preparation. His first book for Quality Chess, Playing the Queen’s Gambit, received superb reviews. (You need acrobat reader to view these pages)ContentsKey to symbols used & Bibliography 6 Introduction 7 The Classical Variation 1 Introduction 9 2 Early Deviations 13 3 6.Bc4 21 4 6.h4 31 5 11.Bd2 37 6 11.Bf4 53 7 12.Bd2 59 8 The Main Line 14.c4 65 The Advance Variation 9 Introduction and Minor Lines 85 10 c4-Lines 95 11 Positional Lines 103 12 Short Variation 113 13 Shirov Variation 137 Panov Variation 14 Introduction and Early Deviations 149 15 The Endgame Line 157 16 The Sharp 6.Bg5 171 Minor Systems 17 Pseudo-Panov 181 18 Exchange Variation 197 19 Fantasy Variation 207 20 Two Knights Variation 215 21 2.d3 225 22 Rare Lines 235 Index of Illustrative Games 246 Index of Variations 251 Also available in hardcover.